Black Panther #39

Event\Storyline: Secret Invasion Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Jefte Palo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 30, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating


The Skrull alien invaders outnumber the Wakandans ten to one. But there's a reason Wakanda had never been conquered -- and the Skrulls are about to find out why...

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 31, 2008

    This issue combined the epic scope of an alien invasion, the dire straits of a people battling back against insurmountable odds and the alien shape shifting, "Who do you trust?", nature of the Skrulls into one story that has managed to upstage the entirety of Bendis' event. Take a bow Aaron and Palo, you deserve it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Jul 28, 2008

    Buy this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jul 30, 2008

    Jason Aaron's got another winner on his hands. His first fill-in issue of Black Panther is a fantastic traditional superhero story that demonstrates why the character is cool, a concept that I've failed to see conveyed from the title before. This one has easily leapt to the top half of the SI tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Jul 29, 2008

    Didn't matter though. This book kicked so much ass my fingers bruised reading it. And my eyes blackened with each turn of the page. This is the real deal, and, once again, like so many of these Secret Invasion tie-ins, SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE MAIN SERIES IT'S EMBARRASSING. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 3, 2008

    That said, some may find this issue annoying or burdened by the seeming equivalent of "Crisis on Infinite Earths" Red Skies, as it almost certainly interrupted the "normal" flow of "Black Panther", given the fill-in creative team. Personally, I find this to be an enjoyable adventure addressing one of the elements that makes Marvel unique ""- how would a sovereign nation as advanced as Wakanda handle an alien invasion? Certainly many a comic shop debate has been inspired by such ponderings. Hopefully this issue can begin to answer one or two of those debates. After this arc is complete, Marvel's canvas will be deeper for it. Read Full Review

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